According to CinemaBlend, Tom Hanks has signed on to reprise his role as professor Robert Langdon in the prequel to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. Angels & Demons is scheduled to be released in December 2008.
While I think that Da Vinci Code was a good book, I personally believe Angels & Demons is Dan Brown’s best work. I’ll admit to not reading the books in order, but I’m not sure that would change my mind.
Angels & Demons just seemed to flow better. It had a lot more action, more mystery and really kept me on the edge of my seat.
My love of the book aside, I’m not sure if I like the idea of Angels & Demons being put on the big screen.
Controversy aside, I liked Da Vinci Code book, but the previews didn’t make me want to run to the theater to see the movie. After finally seeing it on DVD, I have to agree with Mr. Davis at Cinematical, the movie was a bore.
I don’t think it portrayed the same suspense and intrigue the book had. Unfortunately, so much had to be cut from the book to keep the movie to a reasonable time that I thought it was hard to follow — and I had read the book first.
I’m afraid the same thing will happen to Angels & Demons. It’s another packed book, but all the details are essential to the story. The action will keep a good pace in the movie, but without the clues along the way will viewers be able to follow the movie? And what’s worse is that I heard a rumor that the studio is going to bill Angels & Demons as a sequel to Da Vinci Code. At least Ron Howard is expected to return as director.
Personally, I looking more forward to another book by Dan Brown than another movie of one of his books. But we’ll have to wait and see.
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